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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2012 22oz bottle FRESH from grape & gourmet. so weíve all been waiting patiently for our buddy Geoff at AleWerks to crank out a double ipa and heís finally done it. super stoked for this brew so iíve poured it into my AleWerks snifter and here we go with the first rating! pours a beautiful, crystal clear, peach-gold capped by a rich, bright white, sudsy head that leaves sticky rings of lace with great legs. aroma is absolutely fantastic, amazingly crisp and clean, with fresh, juicy citrus notes of pink grapefruit, tangerine, and orange peel backed by notes of sweet apricots, peach nectar, and floral esters with subtle notes of dry grass and spicy pine esters emerging as it warms. flavor is magnifiscent as well with a huge blast of sweet apricots, tangerines, pineapples, and peach skins up front that mellow into grapefruit citrus, white grapes, and kiwi with mellow, toasted, crackery malts emerging just ahead of wonderfully unique, perfectly spiced, piney finish. palate is medium bodied with perfect carbonation and a masterful balance of tropical sweetness, pine spice, and grassy, herbal hop bitterness. overall, i may be an AleWerks homer but there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that this is a world class double ipa that rivals the best iíve had from either coast. bravo, geoff.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bikeclj (14) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Ok no crap! If you can get thus beer fresh you will be blown away. This one can stand side be side with Pliny, Headytopper and the rest of the hop monsters. Color, clarity, aroma, flavor balance its all there. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
j25stew (4) - Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2012 does not count
One of the best examples of a DIPA I have ever had. Bitter but not harsh. malt backing is great and truly an easy drink to get down.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Bomber from Grape & Gourmet. Holy hops! Clear amber pour with a slight eggshell head. Hoppy citrus hits the nose almost immediately after popping the cap. Resiny orange and tangerine aromas over a mild biscuit. Flavor is citrusy hop heaven without being brutal to the tongue. Love this!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jivy26 (31) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2013
This is a local favorite..hops galore and malts help this become one of my favorite DIPA!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
zizzybalubba (1395) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2012
22 oz. bottle from Grape & Gourmet (bottled February 14, 2012). Expected rusty orange pour with a thin off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit and pine needles. Everything I would expect from the aroma; bitter piney hops, juicy grapefruit, and hints of pineapple. While bitter, this is addictively drinkable. Pliny The Elder, Sculpin, Double Jack, you now have company.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Calvinroots (15) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2012
22oz from Grape and Gourmet. Poured a crystal clear amber orange color. Initial nose is pineapple, mango, and grapefruit. Lightly carbonated and little head retention. The further through it the more piney and resinous it becomes. The beer is delicious. Incredibly smooth for such a huge IPA. I feel it could be slightly more carbonated. It sticks with ya for a second and mellows right out. A fantastic IPA that deserves to sit on the top shelf of IPAs. Proud to say this is brewed just down the street from me.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
GandGKevin (919) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2012
WOW! This is one fantastic IPA! Aromas are veritable herbal fruit salad. Tropical citrus fruit flavors waft across the palate finishing with a little bitterness. Overall a fantastic double IPA.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DocLock (7743) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Bomber from PUBíN. Pours clear dark straw with 3-finger off-white head that laces well. Nose is humongous pineapple, mango,strawberry, tangerine, and resiny hops. Tastes rich, very hoppy, not bitter but extremely fruit, with the big pineapple, honeydew, and tangerine flavors, a smooth and hoppy mid-palate, and a crisp and floral peppery finish. This one is a true hop lovers wet dream. Gets a bit hot late, and perhaps a tad malt light, but is absolutely delicious. This one reminds me a lot of Pliny the Elder and Sculpin.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2012
Bottle from ksurkin, thanks Ken!! Aroma has huge notes of fresh citrus, tropical fruits, flowers, caramel, toasted malts and some light herbs. Great hop monster! Medium/dark amber orange hue with an average off-white head that left good lace. Flavor is very heavy bitter and heavy sweet. Palate is full bodied and watery soft/average. Overall a wonderful IIPA. The best Iíve had in quite some time! Fantastic brew on every level!


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